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Month: May 2011

Stacking the Deck: An example from this morning’s run

This morning while out for a leisure 2 mile run an old runner’s nemesis, knee pain, was there waiting for me. I was able to deal with it successfully by stacking the deck. This week I’ve been talking about the concept of Stacking the Deck and I’ve even posted a couple of videos that demonstrate using it during Edgework. I thought this example may help to further demonstrate the concept. In this case, despite warming up to “game speed” I noticed the discomfort pretty much straight away. Step onto the… Read more Stacking the Deck: An example from this morning’s run

How Dangerous is This, Really?

Yesterday I talked about stacking the deck. Context is everything but so is timing. I suggest that a great time to stack the deck is when our body is asking the question “how dangerous is this, really?” (hat tip to Lorimer Moseley at http://www.bodyinmind.org) This defines the edge of protective movement. When we stack the deck so as to answer “It’s not so dangerous after all” the chances are increased that the level of protection will drop. We’re in friendly territory and the guard can be let down, if even… Read more How Dangerous is This, Really?